Monday, July 11, 2016

Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge Blog Hop featuring some of the Hero Hostess Alumni along with some special guests! 


Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to colour and she is currently hosting her fifth 30 DAY COLOURING CHALLENGE. The premise of the challenge is to colour something everyday (even if it’s for five minutes). It doesn’t matter what you colour or what medium you use. Just have fun! If you play along and post pictures please use the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work...and don't worry if you can't play everyday. Join in when you can. HERE's a video about the 30 Day Colouring Challenge from Kathy herself.


As part of the blog hop Hero Arts is giving away TWO shopping sprees worth $25.00 each! Yay!! (Winners will be randomly picked from the blog hop comments).

The blog hop begins with none other than Jennifer McGuire. If you've been following along you should be arriving from the sweet and talented Cheiron Brandon's blog.

Here's the card I created for today's blog hop:


This next picture shows all the beautiful golden shine:


To make this card I gold heat embossed the Hero Arts Everything Flower Background Stamp on Canson XL Watercolor Paper and coloured it in with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set on some Neenah Solar White Cardstock and added a strip of gold foil cardstock from DCWV to the bottom before adhering the sentiment to the dried watercolor panel. I die cut the panel using the largest of Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to my notecard. I finished it off with some beautiful sequins from Lucy Abrams.

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Emily Leiphart's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

199 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

This is gorgeous, Sarah! Love the gold embossing.

Marcie Sharp said...

Sarah this is so pretty! All that gold is gorgeous and I love your colouring.

Kathy said...

Oh Sarah what an explosion of beauty all in one card. LOVE the gold embossing ...such elegance!! Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xo

judy said...

I love the gold embossing with your beautiful watercoloring on this fabulous card!

diana said...

Lovely card and colours! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love all that gold - makes your card so very elegant. Beautiful coloring.

Nancy said...

So pretty!

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Sarah, a perfect stamp to show off what Hero Arts does best! So happy to be hopping once again with you, and to have this shared history....

Kailash said...

So elegant and gorgeous, love the added gold!!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Sarah, this is a STUNNER! Just beautiful!

Barb said...

That is my favorite background stamp of all times from Heroarts! Love your work!

Purple Princess said...

Simply stunning!!

Linda Hyden said...

So very impressive; this card is just amazing; thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful flowery card!!!

Lori Ingraham said...

I love the gold touch.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wow wow wow! And WOW again!!! Miss ya and sending big hugs!!!

cjs said...

Love all the colors and the shine!

Dot Freel said...

I love the gold! Very pretty card.

Cyndi Morris said...

This card made me say "wow." Love the colors used.

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh love the Boho feeling of this gorgeous card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Amazing looking card with all that yummy gold embossing. Makes my mouth water. LOL!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love,love, love your card! I love heat embossing so much! Your colors are outstanding!

Vesna said...

I'm not usually into gold, but I love how it looks here! It's so nice and stylish! <3

Lynn Hardy said...

Very pretty! I love using my watercolour paints on my cards too.

Robin R said...

What a pretty card! I am not usually a lover of gold embossing, but you and Jennifer McGuire both used it for this blog hop and I love all the cards you guys have made. I may have to try some gold myself.

Teresa said...

I have always liked that hero arts stamp.

Becky said...

Very nice card. I love that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
the first thing that came to mind
was the 4th. The fireworks
blasting in the sky.
Thanks for sharing a wonderful
card (I know they're flowers -
I go off on tangents sometimes).

greggers said...

Lovely card, the gold heat embossing add shine and depth. TFS

Melynn Long said...

Sparkly and happy card! Fabulous and thanks!

Debbie B said...

WOW! This card is stunning! Love the gold embossing and the touch of gold on the sentiment! So much inspiration here! Can't wait to start coloring! TFS!

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I just got these water colors I can't wait to try embossing with them, just a stunning look.

Judy said...

Very lovely cards. Everyone has such a nice mix of projects and images for this hop. Thanks for sharing yours.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the gold embossing with the pretty watercoloring!

Colleen Howell said...

Lovely card

Late Blooming said...

Pretty flowers that could almost be fireworks. Thanks.

Melody W. said...

WOW ! I LOVE that you gold embossed the flowers and watercolored them !This card looks very elegant !

Trina P. said...

Love all the shiny gold.

V Hamen said...

Beautiful and stunning. Love the green background.

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic card. Love the embossing and water coloring. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your gold embossing and gorgeous coloring, Sarah!! So fun to hop with you today!!

Sharon Meyer said...

Love!! thanks for sharing

Abby said...

Beautiful! Love the gold.

Metty Fredricks said...

Really lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love your embossed resist with the watercolors! Always fun to hop along with you, Sarah! Hope your summer is going swimmingly well. Hugs!

bonami2b said...

Love the gold embossing, makes it very classy. Awesome job.

bonami2b said...

Love the gold embossing, makes it very classy. Awesome job.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww.... Wondeful both!! Fab colouring and love the stamp!!

Jennifer Petty said...
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Jennifer Petty said...

Sorry i saw i spelled it wrong. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Jennifer Petty said...

Sorry i saw i spelled it wrong. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

You used the stamp I love very much and turned it into A great card!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful coloring and gold embossing make a gorgeous card!! Well done Sarah!

Michelle Williams said...

Thanks for the two pics... looks very shiny when the light hits it!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So pretty.

Oliev said...

Such a lovely card!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful, Sarah! The colors and the gold are perfect together.

Kathy Thisted said...

beautiful card thanks for sharing

Deepti Aggarwal said...

What a fab card..love the gold embossing..

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love the bold flowers and your coloring. Great card as always

Elaine said...

Beautiful card!

Brithzi said...

Fabulous looking card. Love the colors!

Casie Williams said...

The contrast between the gold embossing and the gorgeous coloring is spectacular!

Charlotte Williams said...

Love the gold embossing!

rachelvass1982 said...

Beautiful gold embossing and colouring.

Fawntastic Creations said...

Those pink flowers are beatuiful!

Brenda in IN said...

The gold embossing really shows off the flowers. Lovely colors and a great card.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful! I've been seeing a lot of embossing lately and just love it. One of my favorite technique. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Smith said...

This card is so beautiful. Love the colors and the gold embossing. :)

Dianne Plummer said...

Such a pretty card and love the gold embossing. Thanks.

Heather Doran said...

Oh such a fabulous card, Sarah! Love the gorgeous shimmer from the gold embossing and your colouring is wonderful! It has been great fun hopping along with you today!

Satori said...

Beautiful card and background!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Barbara said...

This is one beautiful card. I love gold embossing and watercolor! Elegant!

mycraftysmell said...

Love this card. Melanie x

sheron Egolf said...

I always like a shiny card! Very pretty and clever.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Wow! Love the gold embossing! Such a pretty card!

Jan Elmore said...

Something for me to try at Christmas...gold embossing on my cards!

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty Sarah - have used HA stamps for over 15 years and love them - so fun to see you in this blog hop

Terri said...

Ohh Gold. It just elevates the level of a card.

Ruth Spencer said...

Very nice!! Thank you!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card!!! Beautiful coloring!!!

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Wow this is a very beautiful card and the shine is outstanding. I just love this background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

This is delightful. Love the coloring and shine! Well done!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Lovely card. I love the colors you chose to go along with the shine of the embossing!

ElaineBC said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the shine.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty. I like the colors and the embossing.

Carol H. said...

Gold embossing is just the best! That and your awesome watercoloring makes for a very beautiful card!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

The gold really makes your card elegant.

Donna said...

The colors are so pretty but that embossing is perfect!

Teri Ann said...

Embossing, coloring, AND sequins..........A WINNER!

Parker said...

This special card of yours took my breath away with all the gold, and colors you used. Much inspiration came after seeing your card.

Jennifer Petty said...

Very pretty card love how you did ot.

stamptopy said...

What a beautiful card! Love your coloring!
Eva

Linda S. said...

Love this card! Gold embossing...one of my favorite things to do!

Bunny said...

Great background stamp. Lovely embossing.

BunnyD said...

What a stunning card with the gold embossing! Lovely design layout you chose for the blooms. Really lovely work.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Love it with the gold! I really like how the sentiment banner is also "stitched"!

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous card-love the yummy gold accents!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the inspiration.

NanW said...

Love the colors and the gold - Beautiful!

Nancy Richards said...

Gorgeous card! Lovig the background stamp! Thanks for sharing.

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW your card is gorgeous!!! Love it:)

Tona said...

Ooh, this is such a pretty card!

Katie Ramos said...

Gorgeous!

Janis said...

I adore the gold heat embossing with the pretty blossoms!! Lovely coloring!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Shona Austin said...

Card of different colors for me, but beautiful. Love the Kindness sentiment. Thanks

Candy said...

Lovely card.

Megan said...

I like the mix of solid and outline flowers in this stamp. Makes it perfect for the pretty EP!

SHartl said...

Oooh, the gold embossing adds the perfect touch to this pretty floral card!

Jeri said...

Gorgeous gold embossing! I don't know why I've never done a card like this. I'll be trying it now.

Denise Fonda said...

Hero Arts has such beautiful background stamps. The gold embossing is great with the colors you used. Very pretty.

Lucy said...

This is a gorgeous card, with all
of the gold embossing! Lovely watercoloring!

Rufus said...

The gold embossing is just perfect, makes the whole thing POP!

Kathy Mc said...

Sarah, your floral card with gold embossing is stunning! So much great inspiration in this hop - love it.

Patt H. said...

An awesome card! Love the gorgeous coloring on the flowers & the wonderful gold embossing!

Carrie R. said...

Beautiful card. I love the gold embossing with the water coloring. I have this stamp and now have another idea on how to use it.

Karenladd said...

The gold embossing makes a pretty card even more beautiful! Love the colors!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

I think the gold embossing makes this card. Thanks.

Janelle said...

This jumble of flowers with your touches of gold is quite exotic! Lovely colors.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

So bright and cheerful! Great stamp!!!

Kari Mayo said...

I love how you embossed with gold. Your colors look amazing with the gold! Beautiful card!

BeverlyBL said...

Beautiful. I love gold embossing.

pcm said...

love the gold embossing!

Glorie said...

So elegant. Love the gold embossing.

Teri Smith said...

The gold embossed solid flowers mixed with the other coloured flowers are so very pretty! Well done!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your card! I must try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

Ann K said...

OMG Sarah - what gorgeous cards. So much detail - absolutely stunning.

Barb said...

Wow, Sarah! What a gorgeous card! Love how gorgeous the colors are with the gold!

Julie Wexler said...

The gold embossing was a great element for this card I always struggle with image placement when trying to do cards like thus, but u have made it a look so natural. Thx for the fire-up u provided for me to do this again!

mandalj said...

I love the colours you've chosen - they go beautifully with the gold!

Happy Paper Ink said...

Beautiful water coloring. Love the touch of gold!

Sandy said...

Beautiful coloring, now I want to dig out my watercolors . . . except it's really late here, and I should probably be in bed . . . nah, I'd rather paint!

Carol said...

Gorgeous watercoloured card, Sarah. Lovely colour choices - delightful!

Jayne said...

Love flower and they are beautiful heat embossed in gold. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. Happy day and colouring

pelArgoNNiA said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love it!! And I am super happy 'cuz I just bought that stamp yesterday!!! :-) :-) :-)

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card! Really beautiful!!!

Sandi said...

Wow, Sarah, this is stunning! Your use of water colors is awesome!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!!! Sarah, this is STUNNING and GORGEOUS coloring with gold embossing. That background stamp is perfect for this coloring challenge. THANK YOU for the inspiration.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Sarah!!!
LOVE your GLORIOUS golden embossing and BEAUTIFUL colouring!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your shimmering inspiration :)

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great layout and coloring, Sarah. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

Amante del Papel said...

my goodness you create a stunning background!

Janet said...

Gorgeous!

Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! This makes me want to pull out that stamp again and get to coloring! :) It's been fun hopping with you! :)

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

Oh I love the gold embossing powder!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty and I love that sentiment!

Jenniferk said...

Wow your card is stunning, I love all your beautiful watercoloring against the gold embossing.

Joan said...

Love your card and the gold heat embossing makes them look like a million dollars. Yes, they are worth that! Thank you.

Happy Grandma said...

Beautiful colors to use with gold...love it!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOVe this and I have the stamp!

Sherry said...

Love the background stamp, all the shimmer is gorgeous!!! Your card is worth it's weight in "gold"!!!

Dena Schaufele said...

very nice card

Maureen Chandler said...

WOW-lovely card! Thank you so much!

Immi said...

I have that stamp! Makes me want to go do some coloring!

Deeps said...

The gold embossing is beautiful. This is a fabulous card.

Kiwi said...

Beautiful card and the gold embossing makes it quite stunning! AnnB

eliza said...

I love that golden embossing! I like the combination of filled-in embossing with outline embossing. The color just bumps it all up a notch!

Sue D said...

Love the colors and gold embossing.

ldiggs said...

This is just so pretty! I love the gold embossing, and the touch of elegance it creates!

John K said...

I normally like silver more than gold, but with your warm colors and the fact that they are flowers, gold looked nice. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

kiram said...

I really like your card.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty, Sarah! I love the vintage feel of the gold embossing with the rich fall colours. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a stunning card from a background stamp! I really thought it was individual stamps! Perfect card for coloring -- and your colors are a big hit! Thanks for sharing.

TheresaH said...

Pretty card. Love seeing all the new ideas.

cheiron said...

Simply amazing coloring Sarah! Looks wonderful with the gold embossing. So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

Miriam Prantner said...

It's so pretty embossed in gold! I love the way you colored it too!

Deborah R said...

Love the boldness of this color palate.

Denise said...

I love cards that have been embossed in gold and then coloured and yours is gorgeous.

Lucy Schmidt said...

I first saw this in my inbox and was blown away by the "glow" it had. The embossing really gave it a dramatic lift. My favorite color from your very lovely palette is the green you used for the background. Nicely done, as always, Sarah.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh so beautiful Sarah. Love the gold and color together.

Laura Joyce said...

This is really pretty, and you could change the sentiment so easily to customize it for whatever you needed. Like, like, like a lot!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I am so blown away by everyone's cards on this hop! I mean so blown away that I am 10 miles from home that's how blown away I am! LOL
You made such a beautiful card! I love to emboss and I have plenty of embossing powders. I also broke the 5th metatarsal in my left foot so coloring and some stamping has been my salvation so I can stay off of it and prop it up. Sometimes, depending on how hot, humid and sunny it's been or if it is raining, I have gone outside and with one chair next to the other one to prop up my foot, I bring my coloring supplies outside along with my clip board and coloring books so I can color! I couldn't emboss, that would have to be done inside, but I can color and boy have I! I've also fallen in love with sequins and on some web sites I have found the prettiest ones ever! I now have a very colorful sequin collection! It is so amazing what you can do with stamps, embossing, color and sequins and you sure showed us with your card. I love it!

Linda M said...

Wow! Love this card! It's so beautiful!

beru said...

what a wonderful card you made, love it Hugs Ute

Thalia said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the shine.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Sarah. The gold heat embossing looks wonderful. Pretty colors.

Alaska .Kris said...

You can never go wrong with gold heat embossing!

Amye said...

LOVE the background!

Marta said...

This card reminds me of a warm summer day :)

Nora N. said...

This is totally amazing!! LOVE the gold with the colors you chose.

Suzanne Pearson said...

So pretty with the gold heat embossing!

karenajo said...

Very elegant - love the gold embossing and all the pretty flower colors !!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the gold embossing and how it makes the flowers stand out when colored.

Unknown said...

Very pretty!!

Irene said...

Love the gold embossing!! Beautiful card!

Mary-Anne V said...

What the fabulous card. Seeing the gold embossed is one of my favorite things to do on my cards.

Di Wong said...

Beautiful! I love the water coloring.

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I like the watercoloring with the gold EP. TFS.

Flo said...

Your card is beautiful. I love all that gold.

Patty said...

Very pretty...love the flowers, embossed in gold, and the pretty colors used!!

Carol Snedden said...

very stunning card.

Bachhubj said...

I haven't done gold embossing recently but will do it after seeing this beautiful card.

Unknown said...

I cant believe the beautiful talent that is on this hop!!!! Your card is gorgeous especial the gold embossing. I will be using this technique on my next card! Thank you for the inspiration!
Elaine
maxandshoji@yahoo.com

Texan Princess said...

Love the gold embossing. It is such a small adjustment from the usual clear or white that we see (I am guilty of staying in that particular box for too long), but it makes such a huge difference.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Taunya Butler said...

Your card is beautifully colored and so excellently styled!! The gold is an awesome touch!! Love it so much!!

Emily Daniels said...

I really like the gold embossing!! Just gorgeous :)